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Thursday 31 July 2014
Top 10 books on beer

Whether you’re an amateur brewer, keen to improve your beer taste buds or have ambitions to open your own brewery, one of these books is sure to tickle your fancy.

Man’s beer belly stars in maternity shoot

A man’s beer belly was the star of a recent maternity photo shoot after his pregnant wife refused to take part, raising many a smile across the web.

Aussie wine industry in tax clampdown

The Australian Taxation Office has warned the wine industry not to abuse the system by unfairly claiming hundreds of thousands of tax rebates each year.

Biggest drinking US states mapped

Home to some of the world’s biggest drinks brands it is no surprise that Americans enjoy a tipple or two – but some states are more partial than others.

Barking-mad bud-beer lover

Watch as this parched pup fiercely protects its case of beer from the prying hands of thirsty drinkers.

Beer

Supermarket bans super-strength cans

Morrisons has become the first UK retailer to stop selling cans with more than four units of alcohol in a single serve.

Annual ‘Beer Day Britain’ launched

A trio of female beer experts have teamed up to launch Beer Day Britain – set to become an annual celebration of the British beer industry.

Chocolate lobster beer makes comeback

A US brewery has relaunched what could be one of the world’s most unusual beers to date – a chocolate lobster ale.

Australian Craft Beer Awards announced

A new craft beer awards celebrating and rewarding the best of Australian brews will debut at this year’s Sydney Craft Beer Week.

Enter the beer-co-pop

With dozens of big beer brands jumping on the alcopop bandwagon, Dan Fox ponders whether this emerging category will stand the test of time.

by Dan Fox

Fine wine vs alter egos

Does one of the UK’s leading wine figures, Steven Spurrier, have a secret past as an NFL quarterback he’s not telling anyone about? by Rupert Millar

The two faces of Italy’s Lugana wine region

During a recent trip to the Italian wine region of Lugana, I was told by a producer that the area has two different faces. I was intrigued. by Alex Down

Noilly Prat 200: Talking of taste

France is known for culinary wonders, but one thing that stands out is the vermouth — as famous as many of its Italian counterparts. by Ross Kerslake
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WHISK(E)Y

Caorunn third Scot distillery to go green

The distillery which produces Caorunn gin is to become the third Scottish distillery to install eco-friendly boilers thanks to funding from the UK Green Investment Bank.

Whisky study could give rise to barley ‘vineyards’

A project to determine the perfect grain of barley for distilling whisky could pave the way for barley ‘vineyards’, viewed in much the same way as the world’s wine regions.

Scotch has the Commonwealth touch

New export figures have revealed that almost a fifth of Scotch whisky exports go to Commonwealth countries.

English whisky takes global inspiration

A new distillery set to begin production in the Cotswolds next month is drawing on Scottish expertise and a Taiwanese model in a bid to emulate the success of the US craft whiskey scene.

Our Top 10's

Top 10 beers in the world press

This week’s top beer reviews includes pistol whips, roads to ruin and Australia’s most expensive beer.

Top wine region restaurants – Bordeaux

The latest in our series touring the top eateries in the most famous wine regions around the world. This week we’re taking a look at Bordeaux.

10 of the best jobs in beer

From beer sommellerie to brand championing, the beer industry holds many a career path for the sud-loving job hunter.

Top 10 wines in the UK press

A “toasty” grand cru Chablis and a “sumptuously aromatic” Pinot Gris from New Zealand are some of the top wine picks in the UK press this week.

Top 10 drinks tweets of the week

This week’s Twitter top 10 includes an insightful look at the “real” processes behind winemaking from Frankie Cook, while Eric Asimov performs his civic duty.

World’s most powerful Champagne and sparkling wine brands

In the fourth of our Power Brand round ups, our attention turns to the world of Champagne and sparkling wines.

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Fine Wine

Winds of change in the fine wine market?

The Liv-ex Fine Wine 50 has held steady for the past few weeks and July is set to be one of the strongest months of trading this year – are things finally looking up for the fine wine market?

Lidl reconciles fine wine with budget image

Lidl has insisted that its move into higher priced wines does not undermine the European discount retailer’s budget-friendly reputation.

Merchant taps into mature wine demand

A new UK-based wine merchant is attracting international customers by basing its business entirely on sales of mature wine.

Corney & Barrow sells wines on online ‘shop window’

Singapore-based online platform, Winefamily, has secured the support of Corney & Barrow and is now offering over 70 of the merchant’s wines through the site.

Champagne

LVMH profits hit by China slump

Destocking in China continued to impact Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) in the second half of 2014, which has posted a 15% drop in profits in its wine and spirits portfolio.

World’s first Champagne ice lolly launches

While Bolly lollies sound like something made up by Edina and Patsy of Absolutely Fabulous to see them through the summer, the world’s first Champagne ice lolly has gone on sale in the UK.

Moët unveil new bar at Royal Albert Hall

Moët & Chandon has opened its new Champagne bar at the Royal Albert Hall.

UK Prosecco sales go bananas

Prosecco sales in the UK are continuing to surge ahead of Champagne with year on year sales up nearly 70% at both Waitrose and Sainsbury’s.

Krug: We’re not about consistency

Olivier Krug has admitted that LVMH-owned Champagne house Krug is not striving for consistency in style.